St George Community Award 2017

Posted on: 31 July 2018

From the office of Mark Coure MP, Member for Oatley

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent Community Group Achievement Award at the 7thAnnual St George Community Awards.

This was a great night and I was very inspired by the many amazing members of our community who are doing incredible things for our area.

The combined effort of all the volunteers make the St George area a better place to live and work.

Conference 2018 Flourish

Posted on: 31 July 2018

2018 Conference registration

2018 Conference session details

Conference 2018:  Flourish

Opening Address to be delivered by Richard Gill AO

This promises to be another outstanding Conference with wonderful presenters and a variety of sessions to make your teaching Flourish.

Some of the sessions include:-

  • Music and the Brain
  • Music Technology
  • Unlocking the Score
  • French Baroque Dance
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Teaching Gifted Students
  • New Music for Piano Duets
  • Working with Children
  • Building Bridges from Rhythm to Radio
  • Helping the 21st Century Student to Thrive

... and of course, a Forum of noted Music Educators.

Junior Music Festivals 2018

Posted on: 31 July 2018

2018 Junior Music Festival Entry

JMF Conditions 2018

2018 Junior Music Festival Entrant Details

Junior Music Festivals

The Junior Music Festivals were introduced in 1995, with the aim of offering young music students the opportunity to perform in a friendly, relaxed and encouraging environment.  They are held in various locations throughout Sydney and Country New South Wales.

They are open to students of both members and non-members of the MTA.

Prizes are awarded in all sections, with participants receiving a Certificate of Participation and a report from the adjudicator.  Entrants must be aged under 16 years of age as at 31st July and may enter at only one venue per year per instrument.

Each Festival is divided into sections, according to the grade/ability of the student.

Students may enter for more than one venue.

Novice Beginners to Preliminary
Elementary 1st and 2nd Grade
Intermediate 3rd and 4th Grade
Late Intermediate 5th and 6th Grade
Advanced* 7th and 8th Grade
The Miriam Hyde Piano Award** Beginners to 8th Grade
*Advanced section to be held at Northern Beaches, Hills District, St George/Sutherland and Wollongong venues only.

**The Miriam Hyde Award will be offered at any one of the above venues on the condition that 3 or more competitors have entered. Trophy prizes to be awarded at the adjudicator’s discretion. The competitor must play a piece composed by Miriam Hyde and the time limit will be 5 minutes. This award is open to piano students only.

Any recognised examination board grading system is acceptable.

2018 Dates

The Junior Music Festivals for 2018 will be held at the following locations:

Burwood 28th October
Hills District 9th September
Killara 19th August
Newcastle 24th June
Northern Beaches 5th August
St. George/ Sutherland 11th November
Wollongong 3rd November